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2013-2014 Catalog

School of Business Administration

Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)



The BBA program prepares graduates for professional positions in business.  Such an education produces graduates who:
        • Comprehend the business environment and functions.
        • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
        • Demonstrate computer usage skills.
        • Employ ethical principles in business situations.
        • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively on teams in organizational situations.

The following requirements apply to all candidates for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in accounting, finance, general business, healthcare administration, management, and marketing. 

1.     Students must satisfy all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree as found in the section
        UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS of this catalog.

2.     Fifty percent of upper-level course work in all business concentrations must be taken from UHV.  Students
        can accumulate no more than two D’s in the business major, which includes both the major core and the 
        concentration.  Undergraduate credit within the business major must be less than 10 years old at the time of 
        graduation unless an exception is granted by the Assistant Dean.  It is the prerogative of the Assistant Dean 
        to determine (1) whether the courses meet current standards of the discipline, and (2) whether students 
        demonstrate sufficient retention of the content to apply it.

3.     Lower Division:
        a. A combined total of 6 semester hours in natural sciences 
        b. 3 semester hours of mathematics in addition to university core requirement. Must complete MATH 1324
            Finite Math, and MATH 1325 Elements of Calculus for Business.
        c. 6 semester hours of economics (micro and macro). 
        d. 6 semester hours of principles of accounting. 
        e. 3 semester hours of business/professional speech or public speaking.

4.     Lower or Upper Division: 
        a. 3 semester hours of principles of computing. 
        b. Free electives to complete 120 s.h. minimum degree requirement. Credit in this category will not exceed
        5 hours.

5.     Upper Division:  37 semester hours of a common business core (Professional Writing, Statistics for
        Business & Economics, Information Systems in Organizations, Principles of Management, Principles of 
        Marketing, Legal Environment of Business, Business Finance, Quantitative Decision Making, Financial 
        Statement Analysis, Managerial Economics, Leadership, and Strategic Management) and 3 semester hours 
        of a business broadening course selected by the student in consultation with the academic advisor. 

6.     Capstone Course: All BBA students must complete MGMT 4340 – Strategic Management toward the end
        of their program. The course is only offered in the fall and spring; credit for the course may not be 
        transferred from another institution. Students may not register for the course until they meet prerequisites as 
        described in their catalog.

7.     Comprehensive Exam: Exam covering the content of the BBA core classes. The exam is offered to students
        enrolled in MGMT 4340.  Students may choose to take the exam at one of the arranged testing sites, or will
         need to make suitable proctoring arrangements.

8.     BBA Conference:  All BBA students must participate in the BBA Conference during the semester in which
        they enroll in MGMT 4340.  The conference is held each fall and spring and requires face-to-face 
        attendance.  BBA students should check the schedule (available online at www.uhv.edu/bus) prior to 
        registration to avoid conflicts.

9.     BBA students are expected to 
        a. Be familiar with the mission and values of the program and to comply with the expectations of them
            outlined in this catalog, their new student orientation, and their course syllabi.
        b. Maintain high standards of academic honesty and ethical behavior as outlined on course syllabi each
            semester.
        c. Track their progress on their degree programs and contact their advisors promptly to resolve questions
            about their enrollment.
        d. Verify that they have the appropriate prerequisites for their courses each semester.
        e. Apply for graduation by the published deadline for the semester in which they will complete degree
            requirements.
        f. Ensure that the School of Business Administration has current contact information for them at all times,
            and visit the school’s web page (www.uhv.edu/bus) regularly for important updates as well as to obtain 
            information on course textbooks and syllabi prior to each semester.

Accounting concentration:
Requirements: 21 semester hours composed of 3 semester hours of cost accounting, 6 semester hours of intermediate accounting, 3 semester hours of tax accounting, 3 semester hours of auditing, 3 semester hours of accounting information systems, and 3 semester hours of advanced financial accounting.

The seven required courses are
 
         ACCT 3311-Costs and Budgets
         ACCT 3312-Intermediate Accounting I
         ACCT 3313-Intermediate Accounting II
         ACCT 4311-Principles of Federal Income Taxation
         ACCT 4321-Auditing
         ACCT 4320-Accounting Information Systems
         ACCT 4331-Advanced Accounting          
 
Finance concentration
:
Requirements: 18 semester hours composed of 12 semester hours of required finance courses and 6 semester hours of finance electives. 

The four required courses are:

          FINC 3321-Capital Markets
          FINC 4320-Investment Principles
          FINC 4352-Intermediate Financial Management
          FINC 4369-Cases in Finance

Electives: 6 semester hours selected from the following courses:
  
          FINC 4353-Portfolio Management and Security Analysis
          FINC 4325-International Finance
          FINC 4354-Risk Management
          FINC 4355-Real Estate Finance
          FINC 4356-Emerging Equity Markets
          FINC 4358-Fixed Income Analysis

3 additional upper-level semester hours selected from the finance elective list above, or selected from the accounting, healthcare administration, management, or marketing elective offerings.^

General Business concentration:
Requirements:  21 semester hours composed of 12 semester hours of required business courses and 9 semester hours of upper-level business electives selected from at least two discipline areas.

The four required courses are:

          MGMT 4320-Organizational Behavior
          MKTG 4311-Buyer Behavior
          MGMT 4303-Entrepreneurship
          MGMT 4316-International Management
                  or MKTG 4325-International Marketing
  
9 additional upper-level semester hours selected from accounting, finance, healthcare administration, management or marketing elective offerings.  No more than 6 of the 9 hours may be taken in any one area. ^

Healthcare Administration concentration:
Requirements: 18 semester hours composed of 3 semester hours of human resource management, 3 semester hours of organizational change, 3 semester hours of quality assessment for patient care improvement or healthcare delivery systems and organization, 3 semester hours of healthcare information systems management or healthcare informatics, 3 semester hours of economics of healthcare or healthcare finance, and 3 semester hours strategic healthcare management and planning.

The six required courses are:
 
         HCAD 4353-Human Resource Management
         HCAD 4355-Organizational Change
         HCAD 4351-Quality Assessment for Patient Care Improvement
                or HCAD 4361-Healthcare Delivery Systems and Organization
         HCAD 4352-Healthcare Information Systems Management
                  or HCAD 4362-Healthcare Informatics
         HCAD 4354-Economics of Healthcare
                  or HCAD 4364-Healthcare Finance
         HCAD 4356-Strategic Healthcare Management & Planning
           
Management concentration:
Requirements:  21 semester hours composed of 12 semester hours of required management courses, 6 semester hours of management electives, and 3 semester hours of upper-level business.

The four required courses are

        MGMT 4320-Organizational Behavior
        MGMT 4311-Human Resources Management
        MGMT 4316-International Management
        MGMT 4325-Organizational Change

Electives: 6 semester hours selected from the following courses. 

        MGMT 4300-Selected Topics
        MGMT 4304-Entrepreneurship Field Studies
        MGMT 4312-Staffing
        MGMT 4313-Compensation
        MGMT 4315-Contemporary Issues in Management
        MGMT 4318-Organizational Theory and Development
        MGMT 4335-Project Management

3 additional upper-level semester hours selected from the management elective list above, or selected from the accounting, finance, healthcare administration, or marketing elective offerings.  PSYC 3310 or HUMA 4322 may also be used to satisfy this requirement.^

Marketing concentration:
Requirements: 21 semester hours composed of 9 semester hours of required marketing courses, 9 semester hours of marketing electives, and 3 semester hours of upper-level business. 

The three required courses are:

          MKTG 4311-Buyer Behavior
          MKTG 4313-Marketing Research
          MKTG 4340-Marketing Management

Electives:  9 semester hours selected from the following courses:

          MKTG 3321-Selling and Sales Management
          MKTG 4312-Promotion Management
          MKTG 4315-Business-to-Business Marketing
          MKTG 4316-Electronic Marketing
          MKTG 4317-Services Marketing
          MKTG 4321-Retailing Management
          MKTG 4325-International Marketing

3 additional upper-level semester hours selected from the marketing elective list above, or selected from the accounting, finance, healthcare administration, or management elective offerings.^

Supply Chain Management  concentration:
Requirements: 18 semester hours composed of 3 semester hours of global supply chain management, 3 semester hours of global logistics management, 3 semester hours of project management, 3 semester hours of international management, 3 semester hours of business-to-business marking or marketing management, and 3 semester hours of an upper-division business broadening course.

The six required courses are
 
         MGMT 4337-Global Supply Chain Management
         MGMT 4336-Global Logistics Management 
         MGMT 4335-Project Management
         MGMT 4316-International Management
         MKTG 4315-Business to Business Marketing
             Or MKTG 4340-Marketing Management

The 3-semester hour upper-level business broadening course may be selected from the marketing elective list above, or selected from the accounting, finance, healthcare administration, or management elective offerings.^

^ No course may be counted within both the core and concentration.  Students must meet prerequisites for any course selected.

The previous degree information is summarized in the following table:

Business Administration Plan Concentrations in
Accounting, Management, Marketing, General Business, Healthcare Administration, Finance, Supply Chain Management

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I. UNIVERSITY CORE REQUIREMENTS

LD

UD

TOTAL

English Composition

6

6

Humanities

3

3

Political Science

6

6

U.S. History

6

6

Natural Sciences

6-8

6-8

Finite Math or higher

3

3

Social/Behavioral Science

3

3

Visual/Performing Arts (Art, Drama, or Music)

3

3

SPCH 1321 or SPCH 1315

3

3

COSC 1301 or BCIS 1305

3

3

II. PLAN REQUIREMENTS

 

A. Business Core

 

Elements of Calculus for Business

3

3

Accounting (Principles)

6-8

6-8

Economics (Macro/Micro)

6

6

MGMT 3303 Principles of Management

3

3

MKTG 3303 Principles of Marketing

3

3

BUSI 3303 Business Statistics

3

3

ENGL 3430 Professional Writing

4

4

COSC 3325 Information Systems in Organizations

3

3

ECON 3305 Managerial Economics

3

3

FINC 3304 Business Finance

3

3

MGMT 3304 Legal Environment of Business

3

3

MGMT 3306 Operations & Supply Chain Management

3

3

ACCT 3303 Financial Statement Analysis

3

3

MGMT 4305 Leadership

3

3

MGMT 4309 Strategic Management

3

3

Upper-level business broadening course

3

3

B. Academic Concentration (Choose One)

Accounting *

21

21

Finance*

21

21

General Business*

21

21

Healthcare Administration*

18

18

Management *

21

21

Marketing *

21

21

Supply Chain Management *

18

18

III. ELECTIVES

Free electives outside the School of Business as needed

to satisfy the 120 semester hour minimum (may be LD

or UD)

0-5

0-5

TOTALS

54-61

8-61

**120

* Footnote Descriptions:
    Accounting  3311, 3312, 3313, 4311, 4320, 4321, and 4331.
    Management  4311, 4325, 4316, 4320, six hours of management electives, and three hours of business
    elective.
    Marketing 4311, 4313, 4340, 9 hours of marketing electives, and three hours of business elective.
    Finance 3321, 4320, 4352, 4369, six hours of finance electives, and three hours of business elective.
    Healthcare Administration 4353, 4355, 4351 or 4361, 4352 or 4362, 4354 or 4364, and 4356.
    General Business MGMT 4320, MKTG 4311, MGMT 4303, and MGMT 4316 or MKTG 4325, and 9 s
    emester hours business electives chosen from ACCT, FINC, HCAD, IBUS, MGMT, MKTG.  (No more
    than 6 hours in one area.)
** Minimum of 120 s.h.

            MINOR IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS – 21 SEMESTER HOURS

Students may earn a minor in Computer Information Systems by satisfying the following requirements.  Students can use the minor for added credibility of their technology savvy, and as a vehicle to acquire the necessary technology skills and knowledge for successful careers in business and society.

    1.     Required courses.  COSC 3317 Object Oriented Programming and Design, COSC 3315 Application
            Design using GUI and Database, COSC 4336 Database Systems, COSC 4339 Telecommunication and
            Networks, and COSC 4355 IT Service and Process Management are required – 15 semester hours.

    2.     Electives.  Six hours upper-level COSC electives excluding COSC 4305 – 6 semester hours.

    3.     Lower Division Computer Literacy.  In place of the lower division Computer Literacy course
            required of all Business majors, students who choose to minor in Computer Information Systems must 
            take COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I, or another lower-division course in object oriented 
            programming.  There is no other change in lower division requirement from what is expected of all
            Business majors.

    4.     Degree Plan.  Students should inform their academic advisors or the degree plan counselor when they
             begin their degree plan that they plan to complete a minor so that appropriate coursework can be
             completed.

Requirements for Undergraduate Admission
Applicants to the BBA program must meet all requirements for undergraduate admission as outlined in the Admissions section of this catalog.